HUMANITY

What does mean to be human? How do we determine our source of identity? Is there purpose to our existence? This section explores these questions and more.

Can a scientist believe in the resurrection? Three hypotheses.

Can a scientist believe in the resurrection? Three hypotheses.

I’m a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, and today, I am celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. So are dozens of my colleagues. How can this be? Hypothesis one: We’re not talking about a literal resurrection. Perhaps it is just an inspiring myth that...

The Grand Design?

The Grand Design?

Professor Edgar Andrews reviews The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam Books, September 2010). Cosmologist Stephen Hawking sold over nine million copies of his book A Brief History of Time. Now, 22 years later, he has co-authored The Grand...

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism:

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism:

About every other week, I confront popular pluralist notions that have become a large part of the way Americans think. For example, pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, therefore all religions are valid. But while it is...

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

The news first broke last year, when atheists in Great Britain announced the intention to put their message on London’s famous city buses.  Atheist celebrities including Richard Dawkins and A. C. Grayling joined the campaign and enjoyed the publicity.  Now, the...

The Blind Faith of Atheism

The Blind Faith of Atheism

You may be thinking that this is a joke.  Surely atheism is not based on faith, let alone blind faith.  It’s Christianity that is based on an irrational unproven presumptuous faith.  Come let us reason together.  We will start by asking what atheism is.  According to...

Is Atheism viable?

Is Atheism viable?

Atheism is, essentially, a negative position. It is not believing in a god, or actively believing there is no God, or choosing to not exercise any belief or non-belief concerning God, etc. Which ever flavor is given to atheism, it is a negative position. In...

Looking Back: TIME Asks, “Is God Dead?”

Looking Back: TIME Asks, “Is God Dead?”

John T. Elson’s most famous article for TIME magazine appeared over 40 years ago, and it largely defined his journalistic career. His April 8, 1966 cover story, “Is God Dead?,” became an icon of the rebellious and increasingly secular sixties. Elson, who died...

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

Dear Friends: The following is an exclusive interview that will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of “Philosophia Christi” the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (www.biola.edu/philchristi). “Philosophia Christi” is one of the top circulating...

The Evidence for Christianity

The Evidence for Christianity

I.  The great atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say if he found himself standing before God on the judgement day and God asked him, ‘Why didn’t you believe in Me?’  Russell replied, ‘I would say, ‘Not enough evidence, God!  Not enough...

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

by ALVIN PLANTINGA November 16, 2012 I. ACCORDING TO a semi-established consensus among the intellectual elite in the West, there is no such person as God or any other supernatural being. Life on our planet arose by way of ill-understood but completely naturalistic...

Identity and self-worth

Identity and self-worth

Professor Glynn Harrison explores the concepts of self-worth and self-esteem, and explains why self-esteem ideology leaves us emptier than ever. In the first part of his talk, Professor Harrison explores how attitudes towards self have changed over the last few...

Nicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life

Nicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life

I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t. I became a Christian on July 7, 2015, after a very pleasant adult life of firm atheism. I’ve found myself telling “the story” when people ask me about it—slightly...

What Is Love, and How Do I Find It?

What Is Love, and How Do I Find It?

We look far too many places and to far too many things to find love, figure out what exactly it looks like and experience what it feels like. We do this time and again because, frankly, where it actually can be found seems boring, out of date and not all that sexy....

What is Apologetics?

What is Apologetics?

The word apologetics can be a little confusing, it doesn’t mean to say sorry although you should if you’ve done something wrong. It comes from a Greek word used several times in the New Testament (NT) such as 1 Peter 3:15  as well as...